News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1. UK - Equity

Equity platform VentureFounders is building up its operation in the Channel Islands. Crowdfund Insider reports the appointment of Michael Gray, fromerly a Regional Managing Director for RBS International and the Chairman of RBS’ Funds Division.

News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1. UK- P2P Lending

The peer-to-peer property lender Relendex has increased its maximum loan size to £5m, after successfully securing new lines of funding.

High-value loans are strategically important to the platform, which will allocate funds to new-build residential, redevelopment and bridging loans.

News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1. UK - Equity / P2P Lending

The Funding Circle IPO happened, and we're reading contrasting reports of it.

Reuters called it 'lacklustre', and suggested that the eventual price struck indicated there was not as much demand for the shares as had been talked up in recent weeks, and this may be bad news for large listings in general, not only financial technology firms.

News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1. UK - Equity / P2P Lending

The Evening Standard reports that investors forced Funding Circle to vut the price of its IPO, which formerly valued the company at £1.5 billion.

The price range shrank from previous guidance of between 420p and 530p to between now between 440p and 460p a share.

The Standard told readers: "it is understood top institutional investors in the City were unwilling to pay top whack for a company which has yet to post a profit. 

News Briefing - Crowdfunding, SME And Alternative Finance

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1. UK - Equity / P2P Lending

You can lend money on peer-to-peer lending platforms, but what do you do if you want to take an equity stake in one of them? Or several?

P2P Finance blog has an article addressing that question. Ahead of the Funding Circle IPO, the piece looks at ten lending platforms that have already done equity raises on crowdfunding platforms.

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